New Filmmakers Forum

Co-sponsored by Joni Tackette Casting and Pat Scallet

Farmer of the Year

Saturday, November 10 at 3:40pm

When Hap Anderson (Barry Corbin, “Northern Exposure”), a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift. Motivated by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old Army buddies — Hap still still... Read more

NFF Coffee

Sunday, November 11 at 12:00pm

As part of the New Filmmakers Forum (NFF), SLIFF holds a conversation with the five participating directors: Phil Blattenberger (“Point Man”), Catherine Dudley-Rose (“Parallel Chords”), Zane L’Erario (“They Are Strangers”), Vince O’Connell and Kathy Swanson (“... Read more

Parallel Chords

Saturday, November 10 at 1:00pm

The feature version of a short that first screened at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase in 2015, “Parallel Chords” chronicles the struggles of young violinist Jacqueline (Rachel Ann) to assert her individuality despite the intense pressure of her controlling... Read more

Point Man

Friday, November 9 at 9:30pm

Set in Vietnam in April 1968 — three months after the tide-turning Tet Offensive and one month after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. — “Point Man” is the story of a U.S. Army fire team fractured by racial tensions, moral crises, and the crushing... Read more

Saviors

Friday, November 9 at 7:00pm

In “Saviors” — audaciously shot in a single, continuous take — Blaze (Megan Johnson) embeds herself in a white-power group in an effort to find her adoptive African-American mother (Carol Payton). But one night, after the group returns from a rally, the members... Read more

They Are Strangers

Saturday, November 10 at 6:30pm

When writer Rebecca Thayer’s latest book gains recognition worldwide, she’s quickly contracted to write another novel. But the author has a sizable distraction: Rebecca (Emily Krause) discovers that boyfriend William (Tom Schmitt) may be having an affair.... Read more